I just moved to my new home in the desert and I am adjusting to the new climate. It is wonderful to have weather warm enough to sit and work at my table outside at the end of October. I have been spending my time unpacking and decorating my new living space. I want it to be a space that is warm, inviting and eco friendly.
My kitchen is the first room to be put together. It is the center of any home and it is where we spend a lot of time. I like to make my meals from scratch so I end up having a lot of dishes to wash. I don’t like using sponges because we use them over and over but don’t have a way to wash and disinfect them. With Covid being germ free is of the utmost importance. I also do not like a lot of clutter and prefer my counters to have lots of usable space.
The solution I had was to make my own dish cloths out of 100% cotton yarn. I used yarn in colors of my new surroundings to brighten my kitchen. They are plain and simple but brighten up the kitchen and I can throw them in the washer and dryer and reuse them for quite some time.
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I have made more sets available on my Etsy shop at www.wendybsstudio90264.com .Each set contains 4 dishcloths in bright desert colors and are made from 100% cotton yarn. I hope to offer other sets in different color variations in the future. If you are concerned with being germ free during the pandemic, consider changing from sponges to our eco friendly dishcloths from Wendy B’s Studio.
Halloween will be different this year with the pandemic going strong. The holiday has evolved since I was young and we can keep evolving with the times.
We may not be able to gather at parties or go trick or treating, but we can continue to celebrate the day when people can show off their creativity and be someone else.
HOW CAN WE CELEBRATE THIS YEAR?
Zoom has become a form of communication where we can interact with each other real time on video. Those who love to dress up in costume can still do so and have a gathering on Zoom or another platform.
We love to decorate our homes this time of year, and that is something we can still do. And while others can not visit us in our homes this year, we can share photos on social media.
If we can not be with our friends and family, we can still connect with them by sending cards and gifts and let them know how. Much we miss them.
For an array of Halloween cards and gifts visit Wendy B’s Studio on Zazzle. We want to help you keep the holidays vibrant during the pandemic. Have a safe one!
About a month ago a neighbor contacted me saying she had rescued a dog from a shelter who was about to be put down. She was looking for someone to adopt her and thought of me. I was reluctant at first, but finally agreed. Now my adopted pet is truly my best friend and makes me smile every day.
My dog Lainey is a great companion, but having been abused by a previous owner, she does come with some baggage. The trick is to learn how to work around her little quirks and to build trust. She is a slave to routine and keeps me on track. Bed time is around 9 PM and every morning at 7 AM we go on our walk to Starbucks or I hear about it.
Now that I have adopted her it is hard to believe a shelter was going to put her down. I would have missed out on so much and it makes me sad to think of other pets during the Covid crisis that are being put down because the shelters are not open during the virus.
Pet adoption can have its difficulties, but the rewards are so great that you forget about the struggles. If you are thinking about getting a pet, please consider adopting from a shelter or rescue facility, you may just find your best friend.
The power of positive thinking is the best gift you can give someone. It can change lives. Today in a world where nothing is the same as it was just a short time ago, and the uncertainty of the future, receiving some encouragement can go a long way.
At Wendy B’s Studio we want to be able to give you that power. We have a collection of items that will brighten the day of your favorite person. Be sure to visit the shop on Etsy and take a look.
I have always loved the different shapes and textures of the Cactus plant. There are many varieties that come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Here in Southern California the cactus plants can grow quite large. I love to document and photograph the different cacti I see here in the Venice area. Wendy B’s Studio is now on Dreams Time with our photography where you can download some of our favorite photographs.
I know I do! These fun pin-back buttons are great for decorating backpacks, hats and jackets. You can find this set and others at wendybsstudio90264 on Etsy. We are adding new items all the time so be sure to have a look!
This week we at Wendy B’s Studio are excited to offer watercolor print greeting cards from some of my recent watercolor paintings. Each card is printed on Moab Entrada Rag 190g, 100% cotton acid free paper and comes with a matching envelope. Each card is printed in the studio, ensuring excellent quality.
The wonderful thing about these cards is the inside is left blank allowing personalization of each card. The prints can be matted and framed to make great gifts or home decor.